Category Archives: Under 16s

Under 16s explore their options


Hoppers U16  46  Bury U16s  14 MATCH REPORT Anyone out there a fan of the good old English breakfast? I am. It is quite a varied term “English Breakfast”. To some it is the gentle crinkle of a crisp bowl of Kellogg’s with ice cold milk. To some of the more afflicted amongst us it […]

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Under 16s open Cup campaign


Leigh U16s 0 Hoppers U16s 30* Lancs Cup Round 2 A once proclaimed ethic of the ancient tribe of the eco warrior “Reduce Reuse Recycle” was uttered with a vitriolic chorus at meetings of the bold and brave councils on our sheltered isle. Following a ultimately well earned and prestigious plate final for the Under […]

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Under 16s crash out at Collegiate


Liverpool Collegiate U16s 30*   Hoppers U16s 0 Blacksticks Blue Lancashire Cup Quarter Final 6th March 2016 Hoppers U16s were drawn away at Liverpool Collegiate in the quarter finals of the Blacksticks Blue Lancashire Cup competition. Hoppers had a bare 15 players to start with – the squad ravaged by unavailability due to injury and, mostly, […]

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Under 16s ease past Waterloo


Waterloo U16s  17  Hoppers U16s  34 Sunday, February 7th 2016 The match at Waterloo was at the dry but very windy Merchant Taylor’s pitches near the coast at Crosby. The day was bright, but very cold in the gale force wind that blew diagonally across the pitch, against Hoppers in the first half. Waterloo kicked […]

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Under 16s overcome Blackburn


Hoppers U16s 30*  Blackburn U16s 0 Blacksticks Blue Lancashire Cup 7th Round. 24th January 2016. Hoppers were at home to Blackburn in the final pool round, having almost certainly qualified but needing to win to be certain of their automatic place and potentially to finish second in the table. After the very poor weather in […]

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Under 16s win in the sunshine


Manchester U16s   19   Hoppers U16s   31 Blacksticks Blue Lancashire Cup 5th Round Hoppers U16s were away from home against Manchester for the 5th round of the Cup and they were keen to get going after the disappointment of the previous round and to keep qualification to the quarter finals in their own hands. The weather […]

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Under 16s lose to last kick of the Game


Warrington U16s  18     Hoppers U16s  17 Blacksticks Blue Lancashire Cup 4th Round. Hoppers were away from home against Warrington for the rescheduled 4th round of the Cup, and it was amazing that the tie was on at all given the terrible floods in the North West. The conditions were actually not that bad, wet and […]

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Under 16s ease past Widnes


Hoppers  U16   42*    Widnes U16  12 Blacksticks Blue Lancashire Cup. After the frustrations of several cancellations, including the washout the previous week, Hoppers were back in action in the rescheduled Lancashire Cup match vs Widnes. The weather conditions were fine, especially compared to last week, and it was clear from the off that on the […]

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Under 16s back to winning ways


Hoppers U16s  40    Fylde U16s  32 Blacksticks Blue Lancashire Cup Second Round 18th October 2015 After their defeat away at Eccles in the first round Hoppers were keen to get back to their winning ways against their arch rivals Fylde, the draw pitting Hoppers against the second and third placed in last year’s competition […]

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Under 16s lose cup opener


Eccles U16 34 Hoppers U16 21 Blacksticks Blue Lancashire Cup. Sunday 4th October 2015 The first competitive match of the season for Hoppers saw them meet the runners up in last year’s final, Eccles, at their ground near Salford. Unavailability and injuries saw the Hopper’s squad depleted, having the bare 15 to field in the […]

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